Recipe for Greek Boiled Lobster

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Lobster isn’t necessarily associated with Greek cuisine, but lobsters, often referred to as langoustines, can be found in the seas in Greece, particularly around the island of Corfu. This method of preparing these warm-water lobsters is pretty common throughout Greece, wherever these lobsters are found.

Greek Boiled Lobster Recipe Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chopped, mixed fresh herbs such as thyme, oregano, dill, tarragon, savory
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 6 small, live lobsters, about 1 – 1 1/4 pounds

Instructions to Prepare Greek Boiled Lobster:

Fill two large pots with water to about two-thirds of the way. Add 1/8 cup of the chopped, fresh herbs to each pot. Add 1 tablespoon of salt to each of the pots along with 1/2 teaspoon of the optional red pepper flakes.

Place three lobsters in each of the pots. Cover the pots and bring them to a boil on high heat. Once the water starts to boil, drop the heat to medium so that the water remains boiling. Cook for about nine – eleven minutes, or until the shells turn pink and the legs pull out easily. Drain out the cooked lobsters and set them aside so they can cool.

Serve the lobsters whole or cut the meat off the shells and place in a serving platter. Serve with ladolemono for dipping the meat.

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